What a relief !! Thank you Deuter !!
Great pack for parents and for the wee ones. I had an older "Kelty" and thought that it was pretty good when I used it for my first 3 kids but for number 4 that pack had seen better days so it was time for a replacement. I shopped around and found this little number to be a great choice for many reasons. Now I have put it through a few trail and walking tests and it is hands down an effortless pack to get in and out of for both the carrier and the carried. The belt system is so supportive that you are litterally carrying the entire load on your hips and it feels like you have nothing on. The shoulder straps and the compression style straps at the shoulders level off the load and really just act as a great stabilizer. From the babes standpoint she generally gripes about getting into car seats, swings and just about anything that she needs to be strapped into however for whatever reason she smiles when she is getting into this (maybe she already has the wilderness in her blood?). She has been in it for up to one hour and still to this point not a single whine or wimper, but plenty of giggles and smiles. I am 6 feet and 190 lbs and my wife is 5 foot 2 and 110 lbs and with the quick and effortless shoulder support adjustment system we are both equally able to carry her with ease as well as the utmost comfort.
Bottom Line; I would buy another one tomorrow and I would highly recommend this pack to anyone looking to trail or even beat the streets with baby hiker to be on board.